An alcino 8 PAF HB that a friend wound. Thing screams.
so do you Herman Li it on stage to show everyone the manufacture date?I was dating my GF for five years before I found out that the gnarly, generic-looking Jaguar she kept in an even gnarlier case in the back of a closet wasn't some Asian copy from the early 80's but an actual pre-CBS 1963 Fender. At the time I was into guitars but didn't know much about vintage ones, and this had been so poorly modified (and treated) by the previous owner that I just didn't think much of it. You might be thinking I'm a moron (you'd be right), but the decal had fallen off the headstock, there were two different kinds of string trees, some of the dot inlays were crooked, the knobs stuck out like a half inch above the body...the only thing recognizable was the Fender tremolo, but I just thought that was added on like the aftermarket 80's tuners that the headstock had been drilled out for (ouch).
I posted a pic on a forum about it and someone noticed that the side dots were clay. I was encouraged to take off the neck and look at the heel. Whaddya know... The 5-digit serial number on the neck plate made a lot more sense all of a sudden
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Wait !!! Jagger does not play guitar, so does that mean my air guitar ???I am sure it's been done before, but...
What is your 'coolest' guitar?
I'm talking about the one that you pull out and (figuratively) strut around like Mick Jagger. Or go full on Ingvey. The one that makes you feel good. The one that makes you feel like you are 200% better than you might actually be.
Nothing to do with actual ability.
Nothing to do with cost, or 'look at how rare this is'.
Just the 'awesome' factor.
For me it is my daily drive - my Schecter Hellraiser.
Yes, it has a name. No, I am not telling you what that is. But it is the one that makes me want to play every day.
What is yours?
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This was one. Sadly, the neck fit had some issues (needed shims badly) and the soft coat body covering showed flaws and was a pain to clean. That and liking other guitars better tonally made me sell it, but it was really cool!
I’ve been a Gretsch fan for a while (I’m a big guy and large Hollowbodies are my comfort zone), this is my favorite ready to throw down guitar:
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I’m sure people are sick of me posting it, but I don’t care. I’m obsessed with this one. The chunky neck, the Dynasonics, the Bigsby, the relicing - it rocks and I pick it up every single day.
unfairly, i used this thread to post some TofP, because they inhabit their own House of Badassery.